Family of the Groom


At an Easter mass, at which some young ladies were to take their final
vows to become nuns, the presiding bishop noticed two rabbis enter the
church just before the mass began.

They were seated at the back of the sanctuary and insisted on sitting on
the right side of the center aisle.

The bishop wondered why they had come but didn't have time to inquire
before the mass began. When it came time for some announcements, his
curiosity got the best of him. He announced that he was delighted to see
two rabbis in their midst at the mass but, was curious as to why they
were present at this occasion where the young ladies were to become the
"brides of Christ."

The eldest of the rabbis slowly rose to his feet and explained, "Family
of the Groom."